Apr 17, 2024

US man scammed then accused of shooting Uber driver

Police in Ohio have arrested an elderly man who is accused of fatally shooting an Uber driver he mistakenly believed was part of a scam. During their investigation, officials discovered that an unknown man had called Mr Brock and told him he needed to provide $12,000 in order to get his nephew out of jail. A scammer also hired Ms Hall through the Uber app and sent her to pick up a package from Mr Brock's home. Mr Brock allegedly held Ms Hall at gunpoint, demanding she tell him the identity of the man who had called him as she tried to leave and threatened to call police. Uber said in a statement that the account of the person who hired Ms Hall has been banned.

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